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Edition currently in force:
February 2013 (English)
August 2014 (French)
Upcoming edition / amendment:
CSA B625-18 or later
What is the scope of the standard?
The CSA B625 standard sets out the requirements for UN portable tank design and manufacture and the requirements for UN, IM and IMO portable tank selection, use, inspection, testing and repair. The standard also prescribes requirements for registration by Transport Canada of facilities, design reviewers and independent inspectors for conducting the activities within the scope of the standard.
Where is the standard referenced in the TDG Regulations?
Sections 5.10 and 5.14 of the TDG Regulations specify that a means of containment in accordance with CSA B625 is a permitted container for the transport of dangerous goods in Class 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9, by road, rail or ship.
How do I view the standard for free?
The CSA Group has launched an online platform that allows registered users free access to Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) safety standards published by CSA Group referenced in federal TDG regulations. Users can now log into Communities of Interest and register to find the TDG View Access site at https://community.csagroup.org/community/ohs/tdg-standards-view-access#.
How do I obtain a copy of the standard?
A copy of this standard can be purchased from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).
Where can I obtain more information?
For more information on matters pertaining to CSA B625:
Inquiries pertaining to applications for registration:
After choosing the language (1 for English, 2 for French), press option 1.
Please include the text "UN Portable Tanks" in the subject line.